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COUNTDOWN
TO 2020

10 best cities to ring in the new year
BY MARYELLEN KENNEDY DUCKETT

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BA member cities across North America roll out the
welcome mat for groups looking for New Year's Eve
festivities. Here's a sampling of the destinations planning fun celebrations-before, during, and after the
clock strikes midnight.

New York, N.Y.

New York City hosts the world's most iconic New Year's Eve event: the
Times Square countdown celebration. An estimated 1 million revelers
pack the streets in and around the square to see (or at least hear) live
concerts and the midnight ball drop down the pole atop One Times
Square (Broadway at 43rd St.).
Create a bucket list-worthy itinerary by combining the countdown
with a New Year's Day performance of the Christmas Spectacular,
starring the Radio City Rockettes. Groups enjoy discounted
ticket prices as well as add-on options, such as dance classes with
the Rockettes.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Dating back more than a century, the City of Brotherly Love's
Mummers Parade is a national New Year's Day tradition. Thousands
of costumed participants strut, dance, and play along South Broad St.
from City Hall to Washington Ave.
The parade steps off at 9 a.m., but the full spectacle doesn't get
underway until midday. Your guests will appreciate the late start
after watching the midnight New Year's Eve fireworks show from
Penn's Landing on the Delaware River waterfront. For an early night,
catch the 6 p.m. fireworks while skating or sipping hot cider at the
Blue Cross RiverRink.

San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo City's year-round, festive vibe kicks into high gear during
the holidays. Numerous celebrations, many of which are free, continue through the first week of January. Your guests will delight in seeing
100,000 lights draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line
San Antonio's world-famous River Walk. They'll also appreciate the
city's mild winter temperatures while welcoming 2020 at Celebrate
San Antonio, the largest free New Year's Eve festival in Texas.

VISIT PASADENA.

Montréal, Québec

Add a touch of French flair to your guests' New Year's Eve at Merry
Montréal (Montréal en Fêtes), Dec. 19-31 in the historic Old Port of
Montréal. The joyous festival features Canada's biggest New Year's
Eve party, complete with free fireworks, live music, and dancing.
Arrive in the late afternoon to stroll around Nordic Square, a magical
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019

13 Architectural Gems
Living Life to the Fullest
Going Green
Marketing 101
Custom Fit
How to Have a Successful Marketplace
ABA Foundation Live & Silent Auction
ABA Gives Back
2020 Marketplace Offers Top-Notch Education
The Drive to New Technology
Tour Stop: New Year’s Eve Destinations
City Guide
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Receptive Operators
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